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Is Flurry of Hick 2020 News an Effort to Distract From Ethics Complaint?

John Hickenlooper is going to Iowa for the first time as a presidential candidate. He's going to decide on a run by March. Is this flurry of news just an effort to move past the ethics complaint dogging his nascent campaign?

By NTK Staff | 10.17.2018 @2:30pm
Is Flurry of Hick 2020 News an Effort to Distract From Ethics Complaint?

Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) made 2020 news on two fronts on Monday.

First was the news Hickenlooper will travel to Iowa for the first time as a serious, prospective presidential candidate, this weekend. The Colorado Sun‘s John Frank broke the news on Monday afternoon:

Then came the news a few hours later, from the outgoing governor himself, that he’ll decide on a presidential run by late February or early March.

Hickenlooper said he’s “pretty far down the road” on making a choice to run, but wanted to finish out his term as governor without losing focus on the state. He plans to make his decision no later than the end of February or early March.

If the flurry of news seems like no coincidence, that’s because it may not be a complete coincidence. Hickenlooper needs to move beyond bad headlines from the weekend. A newly-formed group has filed an ethics complaint against Hickenlooper for, the group alleges, not disclosing up to 100 questionable flights as gifts. Public officials are required to disclose most gifts valued above $59.

The Colorado Ethics Commission will eventually make a decision on whether or not to pursue an investigation into the complaints against Hickenlooper, but until – and possibly after – an investigation happens and concludes, the issue will dog the term-limited governor as he sets his eyes on a presidential run.

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